How To Write Your Own Software Using Python
by Steven F. Lott
This book will help you build basic programming skills. The topics are organized in a way that builds up the language in layers from simple, central concepts to more advanced features. Programming exercises are provided to encourage further exploration of each layer.
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by David Mertz - Addison-Wesley Professional
A hands-on tutorial that teaches how to accomplish numerous text processing tasks using Python. Filled with examples, the book provides efficient solutions to specific text processing problems and strategies for all text processing challenges.
by Allen Downey - Green Tea Press
A concise introduction to software design using Python. Intended for people with no programming experience, this book starts with the most basic concepts and gradually adds new material. The goal is to teach you to think like a computer scientist.
by W.J. Turkel, A. Crymble, A. MacEachern - NiCHE
This book is a tutorial-style introduction to programming in Python for practicing historians (and other humanists). We assume that you're starting out with no prior programming experience and only a basic understanding of computers.
by Guido Van Rossum - Network Theory Ltd.
The definitive language reference for Python. It describes the syntax of Python and its built-in datatypes. It covers advanced topics, and is suitable for readers who are familiar with the details and rules of the Python and its object system.